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Clinton Presbyterian Church
Clinton, Hunterdon County
The Presbyterian congregation in Clinton was formed in 1829 and 35
years later, in 1864, they built this large eclectic-style building.
The round arch windows came from the Romanesque Revival, but the towers
and brackets and other details are from a variety of sources. There
were several subsequent additions with little attempt to maintain a
consistency of style, even in the window treatments. But it's an impressive
church a couple of blocks from the center of town, amidst a number of
large Victorian homes, and still backing up to a cornfield.